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Thread: I/C Linn Sondek LP12 Afromosia / Linn Ittok LV II Tonearm / Linn Troika

  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Barnet, london UK

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    Default I/C Linn Sondek LP12 Afromosia / Linn Ittok LV II Tonearm / Linn Troika

    Linn Sondek LP12 Original Walnut Afromosia Plinth / Linn Ittok LV II Tonearm / Linn Troika MC phono cartridge

    Interest check on this wonderful ‘unmolested’ Linn Sondek LP12 Original.
    It was purchased from Grahams Hifi London in 1985 and the Linn Ittok LV II Tonearm added in 1987
    Pre Cirkus Bearing No corner bracing on plinth.

    It has been with 1 very careful classical spinning owner since and has been kept in fantastic condition.

    It has the Valhalla power supply (33rpm) that has been completely rebuilt with new capacitors and resistors by industry standard Class A in Sheffield.
    A nice New belt and she really sings. I’ve had posh LP12s with thousands spent on upgrades and this, musically, stands with them.

    The Linn Troika MC cartridge is original and has NOT been retipped, it looks like it has plenty of life left and has not been used in the last 10 years.

    I had it playing for a few days and it sounded utterly lovely through the Hashimoto HM-7 SUT sounding very sweet, I repeat it’s not a new cartridge and I obviously can’t vouch for what left on it, but under a Loupe it looks good to me. I'd be happy spinning my collection on it!

    The clear lid is in good condition but has the usual light scratches and marks etc.
    Hinges work fine but as most LP12 hinges they don't keep the lid up permanently.

    Comes complete with a Black Target TurnTable Wall Shelf for isolation,
    a must for suspension decks IMHO.

    Prefer collection from Barnet please for obvious reasons and a demo.
    No original cartons but could provide a double skin box on request.

    Could possibly meet at a reasonable distance also.

    This is a good honest turntable, well looked after and will give many more years of good music. A very handsome thing, how a Turntable should look IMHO.


    Whole package (I won’t split it!)

    £1100 firm to AoS senior members I'm away till early May, so collection after that







    Last edited by WESTLOWER; 18-04-2019 at 11:41.
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Garrard 401 with upgraded NWA bearing spindle, Russ Collinson 'shindo style' plinth / Tenuto gun metal mat / Townshend feet / SME-3012 j7 rewired / audio-technica ATP-12T - phonomac modified / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron/Shure M3D / Ortofon Royal N / Cartridge Man Music Master with isolator / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Denon DL102/ Ortofon Vintage SPU CG25 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' pre & phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / Carver MCt SUT (Jensen winding) / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC custom crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

    'when years of work on perfecting tone and technique suddenly drop away and a direct channel opens up between the musicianís brain and his or her fingers'

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

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    A true classic. This is pretty much the deck I owned for almost 20 years. Many happy evenings.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GE; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912 + Miyajima ETR-Mono SUT; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Sony TA-F3000ES; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Technics SL10 with Pickering TL-3.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I think people are likely to want to know, 1/ what main bearing is fitted (Cirkus or pre-Cirkus), 2/ does it have the corner braced plinth?

    100% Analogue

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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    I think people are likely to want to know, 1/ what main bearing is fitted (Cirkus or pre-Cirkus), 2/ does it have the corner braced plinth?
    text amended to include. Cheers
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Garrard 401 with upgraded NWA bearing spindle, Russ Collinson 'shindo style' plinth / Tenuto gun metal mat / Townshend feet / SME-3012 j7 rewired / audio-technica ATP-12T - phonomac modified / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron/Shure M3D / Ortofon Royal N / Cartridge Man Music Master with isolator / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Denon DL102/ Ortofon Vintage SPU CG25 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' pre & phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / Carver MCt SUT (Jensen winding) / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC custom crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

    'when years of work on perfecting tone and technique suddenly drop away and a direct channel opens up between the musicianís brain and his or her fingers'

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    Join Date: Jul 2009

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    I'm Buriedunderaloadofturntables.

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    That is indeed a very nice example of the old fruitbox.
    Adam.

  6. #6
    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    SOLD STP
    Thanks
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Garrard 401 with upgraded NWA bearing spindle, Russ Collinson 'shindo style' plinth / Tenuto gun metal mat / Townshend feet / SME-3012 j7 rewired / audio-technica ATP-12T - phonomac modified / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron/Shure M3D / Ortofon Royal N / Cartridge Man Music Master with isolator / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Denon DL102/ Ortofon Vintage SPU CG25 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' pre & phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / Carver MCt SUT (Jensen winding) / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC custom crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

    'when years of work on perfecting tone and technique suddenly drop away and a direct channel opens up between the musicianís brain and his or her fingers'

  7. #7
    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I was going to say good luck with the sale, but you seem to have that covered .

    100% Analogue

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    im not surprised,it was a very fair price imo
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    Audioquest Columbia & Colorado interconnects

  9. #9
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    Yes, a very good price. Hopefully some wide-boy hasn’t snapped it up only to part it out for a quick profit.

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